West Berkshire
Parent Carer Forum


Empower and enable your voices to be heard

What is West Berkshire Parent Carer Forum?  (WBPCF)

West Berkshire Parent Carer Forum is for you: the parent carer of a child with an additional or special need and or disability, to voice your opinion on what you would like for your child.

Due to the changes regarding meetings which may have to change as short notice we are holding many events and meetings on-line. We are using Zoom or Teams both of which are very easy to use, and gives you complete choice how you would like to join. You can choose to have no video if you are little shy, and just listen, you can mute your microphone too, turn in on if you have any questions. You do not have to download any apps as you have the option for joining through a browser too.  Please do join our on-line events. We send out either codes and links or for some larger events we may use eventbrite links to obtain the code which gives us added security, and you may find the events provide useful resources, links and information. 

To find out more about Zoom, please go the Zoom website, and follow the instructions. https://zoom/us

WBPCF will help you to find the service or support you need.

  • WBPCF is run by parents for parents. We know how frustrating all of this can be!
  • We are part of the voluntary sector and supported by the Local authority and the Department of Education, so have a valid voice, and one that is listened to.
  • Will keep you up to date with SEND information, and how we can change things for the better!

What we do, and how you can benefit from participating.

WBPCF aims to support parent carers to participate, and have a voice in how services for disabled and special needs children are shaped and delivered locally.  As a member of the Forum, we may ask you to fill out an occasional survey, or take a poll or vote for a change to a service. As a member of the Steering Group, you could become involved in attending meetings,  support us in holding local events, come into schools, and be a Forum champion, either way you will be at the forefront of the changes whilst they are happening. You can give as much or as little time as you want to, we are all parent carers of special needs children too, and appreciate how hectic life can be. But together, we can make changes…

How we do it

  • Provide newsletters to keep you updated and informed about current developments and activities.
  • Provide a Facebook Page
  • Provide a Twitter Page
  • Provide a website
  • Provide a central number
  • Provide regular coffee mornings/evenings.
  • Recruit and provide training for parent/carers who wish to become more involved in the Forum

Contact Us
Contact us now, we value your call. We are here for you and your family. We are all volunteers but we will reply to your calls and queries as quickly as possible.

Phone: 07305551082
Email: Info @ West Berks PCF or contact our Chair at dawnwbpcf@gmail.com

Go to our Facebook page:
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/westberksparentcarerforum

Would you like to help?

If you have a spare few hour(s) and would like to help, please get in touch.